Syria Syria
Stories About

Syria

Several previous cease-fires have collapsed after a matter of days,€” but there is hope that this one will hold. On Saturday the U.N. Security Council supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

Syrians walk past destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Ansari district in Aleppo last Friday after Syrian government forces regained control of the divided city. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian children wait as a checkpoint that once separated their Damascus suburb from government-held areas is bulldozed. Rebels left the town in a truce negotiated with the help of local activists and notables. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Alison Meuse/NPR

In A Syrian Suburb Cleared Of Rebels, A Gradual Return To Everyday Life

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505304239/506898939" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Syrians walk past destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Ansari district in Aleppo on Friday after Syrian government forces retook control of the whole embattled city. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian rebel fighters and civilians are evacuated from pockets of eastern Aleppo on Wednesday. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu offer flowers in memory of Andrei Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey. Karlov was fatally shot Monday in Ankara. Maxim Shemetov/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Maxim Shemetov/AP

Marina Karlov, the wife of slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, lays her head on his coffin during a ceremony at Esenboga International Airport on Tuesday in Ankara, Turkey. Erhan Ortac/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erhan Ortac/Getty Images

A bus drives through the Syrian government-controlled crossing of Ramoussa, on the southern outskirts of Aleppo, on Dec. 18, during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and civilians from rebel-held areas. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Syrians walk in the old city of Aleppo Saturday, as pro-government forces worked to re-open previously barricaded roads. Civilians and rebel fighters are trying to leave the city's eastern half. Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

Buses line up outside the rebel-held enclave of eastern Aleppo on Thursday, preparing to evacuate rebels and civilians. Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo toward the government-held side on Tuesday, during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm over reports of atrocities against civilians Monday, as the battle for Aleppo entered its final phase. Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images

A wall in Tartus is covered in posters commemorating the lives of men who died fighting on Assad's side. Graffiti on the wall says, "Tartus doesn't die." Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Alice Fordham/NPR

In A Pro-Assad Stronghold, Security Comes At A Heavy Price

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505272770/505311244" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Syrian pro-government forces stand amidst the rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighborhood on Friday. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Horror In Aleppo: Civilians Trapped As Syrian Government Tightens Siege

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504958822/504975542" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">